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Hood to Coast 2018 – a Race Review

By On September 4, 2018

Hood to Coast? YUP HOOD TO COAST. It’s not just a race, it’s the Mother Of All Relays. It’s one of a few races in the world that’s cool enough to have… Read More

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Race Review: Girlfriends Run for a Cure

By On October 21, 2017

The Girlfriends Run for a Cure is an event that began when some friends wanted to honor and support their girlfriend, Joleen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now in its eleventh… Read More

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Tips for Surviving Portland to Coast in Style: What to Pack

By On August 9, 2017

Hey, readers! I’m very excited to introduce my awesome friend, Speed Walker Auntie, for Part 1 of this special series on Portland to Coast! Speed Walker Auntie has several years’ experience as… Read More

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Race Review: Cinco de Mayo in Portland

By On May 24, 2017

In its fifteenth year, the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and kids’ half-miler gives you a nice view of downtown Portland. It begins and ends on the East side near… Read More

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Race Review: Worst Day of the Year Run

By On January 21, 2017

One of the weirder races you can get yourself into, the Worst Day of the Year Run is held on loops of gravel track at McMenamins Edgefield, in late January. It’s a… Read More

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Twilight Half Marathon – Race Review

By On July 12, 2016

Even before I was invited to run the Twilight Half Marathon, I was excited to hear that there was an evening race in Vancouver. With a start time at 6pm, its whole… Read More

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Run on the River Half Marathon in Astoria – Race Review

By On May 25, 2016

I have to confess: When I signed up for the Run on the River Half Marathon (held in Astoria, Oregon), my ulterior motive was to plan a vacation on the beach. And… Read More


Hippie Chick – Race Review

By On May 11, 2016

The Hippie Chick Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon is an all-women’s event held every year on Mother’s Day weekend in Hillsboro, Oregon. It’s got a costume award component, resulting in lots of… Read More

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Volunteering at the Gorge Waterfalls 50K: What I Learned about Ultramarathons

By On April 19, 2016

Ultramarathon – A race of any distance longer than 26.2 miles, often held on challenging trails rather than roads. Gorge Waterfalls 50K – An epic race with more than 6000 total feet… Read More

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Blooms to Brews – Race Review

By On April 13, 2016

In just its second year, the Blooms to Brews race is already becoming a local phenomenon. Boasting a flat race course, unique event choices and a USATF certified Boston Qualifier, its appeal… Read More